Top Tamil Songs of 2013
With some world renowned musicians in our midst, the quality of music in Tamil cinema improved dramatically, becoming more classy, stylish and universal in its appeal.
The number of songs that became chartbusters overnight and were shared across the world through social networking site is overwhelming.
Here is a list of the top Tamil songs of 2013
Music Director: A R Rahman
Singers: A R Rahman, Shakthisree Gopalan
Within minutes of its launch, A R Rahman’s Nenjukulle, a soothing melody from Mani Ratnam's Kadal, went viral on all social networking sitesand had over 163,000 hits on YouTube.
With the legendary Vairamuthu's beautifully-written lyrics and brilliant vocal performances by Shakthisree and ARR, the song is spellbinding.
Image: A still from Kadal
Film: Vanakkam Chennai
Music Director: Anirudh Ravichander
Singers: Anirudh, Vishal Dadlani
Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar
Anirudh of Kolaveri Di fame proved yet again that he understands the pulse of the youth.
One of the best songs of the year, Oh Penne, had excellent lyrics by Na Muthukumar and intense vocals by Vishal and Anirudh. This classy number from Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi's Vanakkam Chennai was one of the biggest chartbusters of the year.
Image: Movie poster of Vanakkam Chennai
Kasu Panam Thuttu Money Money
Film: Soodhu Kavvum
Music Dir: Santhosh Narayanan
Singers: Andony Dasan, Gana Bala
Lyrics: Gana Bala
A hilariously enjoyable foot-tapping gaana song from an unconventional album filled with subtle dark humour, Kasu Panam… from Nalan Kumarasamy's Soodhu Kavvum spread like wildfire, making it an instant rage among young and old.
Image: Movie poster of Soodhu Kavvum
Music Director: A R Rahman
Singers: A R Rahman
Lyrics: A R Rahman, Kutti Revathi
Rahman’s rousing, motivational track with lyrics that give you hope and inspire you to rise from the depths of despair, Nenje Ezhu from Bharat Bala's Maryan stays in your heart long after you have heard it.
Image: A still from Maryan
Yaar Indha Saalaioram
Music Director: G V Prakash Kumar
Singers: G V Prakash Kumar, Saindhavi
Lyrics: Na Muthukumar
A lilting, soft melody rendered in the lovely voices of the real-life couple, G V Prakash and Saindhavi, Yaar Indha Saalaioram from Vijay's Thalaivaa is a totally refreshing experience.
Image: Movie poster of Thalaivaa
Film: Kalyana Samayal Saadham
Music Director: Arrora
Singers: Chinmayi, Haricharan
Lyrics: Muthamizh, Sakthi
Popular new-age singers Chinmayi and Haricharan seem to effortlessly capture the emotion of the song and its tune with their melodious vocals. Innovatively picturised, this song from R S Prasanna's Kalyana Samayal Saadham became an instant hit with the young.
Image: A still from Kalyana Samayal Saadham
Onayum Aatukuttiyum &Thalaimuraigali
Film: Onayum Aatukuttiyum &Thalaimuraigal
Music Dir: Ilayaraja
Isaignani Ilayaraja deserves special mention for his brilliant background score in Mysskin's Onayum Aatukuttiyum and Balu Mahendra's Thalaimuraigal.
Both films had no song tracks, just pure heavenly background music that created a magic of its own.
Image: Movie poster of Onayum Aatukuttiyum &Thalaimuraigal